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Old 31 Mar 2013, 06:50 am
Stewart
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Default 2004 EX-L 6 cyl service/milage belt and valve service and milage

Just performed timing belt change and adjusted the valves on the above
(101k miles). Prior to the service, I would average about 27 MPG
highway and 21.2 around town according to the trip computer. I've
compared this to actual calculated mileage numerous times, and it is
within about .1-.2 mpg.

Now that I've taken a few of the round trips that I normally do (about
250 mi. each way) I have some comparative information.....on my last
trip, mileage was 29.6 mpg highway (average speed 63.4 mph....I am
certainly not a 65mph guy), and I've ranged 29-29.5 over the last 3
runs. Around town I've been getting around 22.4.

Overall, not too shabby for a couple of mornings of work.......I'm
sure the improvement has everything to do with the valve adjustment.
The belt/water pump/etc. would have little to do with it (unless there
was a bad bearing somewhere that wasn't "whining").

Just an FYI....





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Old 01 Apr 2013, 08:28 am
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Default Re: 2004 EX-L 6 cyl service/milage belt and valve service and milage

In article <kj97ol$mgr$1@dont-email.me>, "Stewart" <gortamus@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Just performed timing belt change and adjusted the valves on the above
> (101k miles). Prior to the service, I would average about 27 MPG
> highway and 21.2 around town according to the trip computer. I've
> compared this to actual calculated mileage numerous times, and it is
> within about .1-.2 mpg.
>
> Now that I've taken a few of the round trips that I normally do (about
> 250 mi. each way) I have some comparative information.....on my last
> trip, mileage was 29.6 mpg highway (average speed 63.4 mph....I am
> certainly not a 65mph guy), and I've ranged 29-29.5 over the last 3
> runs. Around town I've been getting around 22.4.
>
> Overall, not too shabby for a couple of mornings of work.......I'm
> sure the improvement has everything to do with the valve adjustment.
> The belt/water pump/etc. would have little to do with it (unless there
> was a bad bearing somewhere that wasn't "whining").
>
> Just an FYI....


You may also be using summer blend gas which gives you better gas
mileage than winter blend.
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Old 02 Apr 2013, 06:52 pm
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Default Re: 2004 EX-L 6 cyl service/milage belt and valve service and milage


"getagrip" <wtf@us.gov> wrote in message
news:icadnRzyPqQGFsTMnZ2dnUVZ5sidnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> In article <kj97ol$mgr$1@dont-email.me>, "Stewart"
> <gortamus@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Just performed timing belt change and adjusted the valves on the
>> above
>> (101k miles). Prior to the service, I would average about 27 MPG
>> highway and 21.2 around town according to the trip computer. I've
>> compared this to actual calculated mileage numerous times, and it
>> is
>> within about .1-.2 mpg.
>>
>> Now that I've taken a few of the round trips that I normally do
>> (about
>> 250 mi. each way) I have some comparative information.....on my
>> last
>> trip, mileage was 29.6 mpg highway (average speed 63.4 mph....I am
>> certainly not a 65mph guy), and I've ranged 29-29.5 over the last 3
>> runs. Around town I've been getting around 22.4.
>>
>> Overall, not too shabby for a couple of mornings of work.......I'm
>> sure the improvement has everything to do with the valve
>> adjustment.
>> The belt/water pump/etc. would have little to do with it (unless
>> there
>> was a bad bearing somewhere that wasn't "whining").
>>
>> Just an FYI....

>
> You may also be using summer blend gas which gives you better gas
> mileage than winter blend.


Not quite yet....and my previous gas mileage never got over the high
27's (at least over the past 2-3 years) over the same trip no matter
the time of year.


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